From her outpost at New Smryna Beach Gym, Tiffany Dixon uses her licensed fingers to perform a variety of massages including trigger-point therapy, Swedish, and deep tissue. As clients relax in an atmosphere enhanced by soothing music, Tiffany eases their tensions away with relaxing strokes and calming products such as organic Biotone lotion and cream.
Although massages can be a valuable relaxation tool, they are also capable of improving clients' health and well-being. Understanding that every visitor has different needs, the licensed massage therapists at BodywoRX Massagework to design customized treatments that address each individual's particular concerns and ailments by incorporating various specialized modalities. Gentle Swedish strokes can soothe tension-laden muscles while increasing circulation and improving joint flexibility, and therapeutic modalities, including deep-tissue, craniosacral, and trigger-point techniques, help clients recover from injury- or trauma-induced pain. Comfort is always a priority though, which is why the center's massage rooms feature gentle lighting, soft music, and cozy Comfort Craft massage tables.
Licensed massage therapist Priscilla Sabljak has been helping her clients overcome pain and soreness since 1996, an effort that earned her the News-Journal's 2009 "Star of the South" award for best massage therapist. But she didn't earn the award with her massage kneads alone; she also has a talent for listening. Before each session, she talks to her clients about what hurts or places they'd like her to give special attention to, such as their shoulders or beautiful new wings. She then tailors a session to help ameliorate issues ranging from chronic pain to general stress and tension.
Billed as "a modern art studio for modern art enthusiasts," A Pirate's Isle Tattoo Studio's artists create the kinds of masterpieces that belong on a canvas. And, in a way, they end up on one, if you consider the body to be a blank canvas, as they do. Will Arney and JT Webster use vivid colors to make body art pop, from a spray of pink flowers blooming along the top of a client's foot to a cluster of menacing skulls. In addition to the tattooing services, they also perform body piercings and apply permanent makeup.
The hustle and bustle doesn’t intimidate New York native Tracey Bolduc, however, who just left one of the busiest cities in the world to put her 10 years of experience to use by helping the talented team of stylists at Verde Salon & Spa. She joins the scissor-wielding crew in creating an effervescent symphony of activity, snipping, styling, coloring, and texturizing all manner of hair on both men and women.
Studio Skin Deep owner and licensed medical aesthetician Kristine Ross felt like she could never find the right cosmetic or cosmeceutical product until, one day, she decided to develop her own line. With advice from a chemist and spotting by a retired mineshaft canary, Kristine crafted products to treat everything from acne and hyperpigmentation to fine lines and wrinkles. The skin therapists at Studio Skin Deep now wield her vitamin-rich serums as they perform mostly face-focused services, including facials, glycolic peels, and skin-tightening procedures. Small-scale eye treatments deflate puffiness, and conversely, lip treatments work to bring fullness to the mouth without slathering gums with fistfuls of peanut butter. Staffers also deforest nearly any area of the body with sterile dollops of wax.